Welcome to the next step in becoming a certified teacher

Many students have been served through NPTT while they teach in secondary schools worldwide.  Here’s what you need to know:

How much does NPTT cost?
The cost for NPTT is $362 per credit for residents, and $429 per credit for non-residents.

How long does it take to complete the NPTT program?
The NPTT program is broken up into three or four program phases. The length of time to complete is typically two years or less depending on your teaching practicum and when you begin the program. For specific information please see the NPTT Courses and Timelines page.

What can NPTT do for me?
As soon as you complete the first three classes you can apply for teaching positions with an alternative or preliminary teaching certificate (or license) or continue in your current teaching position. 

You will earn a full teaching certificate and a Masters of Education degree through Montana State University.

Is my teaching position eligible?
You must be teaching half or full time in your anticipated area of licensure as a lead teacher, in an American School overseas or an International Baccalaureate School (IB).  The school must be accredited through the U.S. Department of Education.  In order to be license to teach English, you must be teaching English (Literature, Grammar, Writing etc), not English as a Second Language.  

How does NPTT work?
All classes are taken online through Montana State University.  Each class is eight weeks long.  Students interact with each other through discussions and assignments.  Students take one class at a time.  Classes are taught by MSU professors or master teachers currently practicing in K-12 schools. 

Who do I talk to about NPTT?
 Contact Academic and Student Services Advisor Jamie O’Callaghan. She is available any time to discuss the program and admissions, answer your questions about program basics and specifics, discuss concerns, and develop a plan for your success and program completion. Jamie can be reached at jamie.ocallaghan@montana.edu.

See our FAQ page here: /nptt/faq/overseasfaq.html